IN Pakistan General Musharraf said that elections would be held in early January but refused to give a date for ending martial law. The house arrest of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was ended; she said she was no longer interested in any form of co-operation with Musharraf.

A rally in the Gaza Strip to mark the third anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death was marred by violence when seven supporters of his faction Fatah were killed by Hamas policemen.

A Eurostar high speed train left London's restored St Pancras station and pulled into the Gare du Nord in Paris two hours and fifteen minutes later.
This inaugural run was one of the few trains operating in France as railway workers joined other public sector employees in protest against President Sarkozy's planned reforms to their terms of employment.

A positive World Bank report on Africa's economic performance said that 5.4% growth had been achieved over the past ten years in line with global rates; however, there were big differences between oil-exporting countries and the rest.

Bulletin Headlines of the Week
SUNDAY/MONDAY: Andratx drugs raid (Police seize 4.5 tons of hashish, five suspects being sought by police).
TUESDAY: 14 Million Britons Come On Holiday To Spain (The figure, for the first nine months of 2007, was released at the World Travel Market in London).

WEDNESDAY: Joy For Balearics At Top London Fair (The Balearic delegation at the World Travel Market was in optimistic mood for 2008).
THURSDAY: Big In London (Copies of the Bulletin were available at the Balearic Day events at the World Travel Market).
FRIDAY: Balearic Divorce Rate Hits New High (The Balearics had the second highest rate in Spain, beaten only by the Canary Islands).
SATURDAY: Ice Cold Majorca (High points in mountain areas were covered in snow and there were freak storms in some parts of the island).


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